DOT contest to attack Human Trafficking- please send in some ideas

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Vicious Human Traffickers use Aviation todeliver their “slaves”

All in Aviation need to surveil your work for these victims

If you have an idea how to combat, please send to DOT

There were few aviation issues that bothered the Journal’s founder, Joe Del Balzo, than Human Trafficking with aviation as the means of bringing these victims to their dreadedJoe DelBalzo destination. Based on his editorial guidance, ten posts attempted to raise awareness among the air safety community.

The DoT published a notice calling for submissions that “creatively develop impactful and innovative counter-trafficking tools, initiatives, campaigns, and technologies that can help stop these heinous crimes.” These enslaved passengers move through this system seemingly invisible. Past posts have highlighted some of the techniques to interdict this human traffic.

HOPEFULLY, adding to the DOT Fed. Reg. notice’s distribution will attract some practical, innovative tool to help in this battle against these inhuman handlers!!!

  1. JUNE 10, 2015

Aviation’s Role In Stopping Human Trafficking; What Will You Do?

  1.  OCTOBER 16, 2015

10 TELLS To See & Save Trafficking Victims Moving In Air Transportation—Please Share Them With Peers

  1. JANUARY 4, 2016

2016 Resolution: Make AWARENESS Of Human Trafficking A Personal Priority, Please

  1. FEBRUARY 3, 2016

A Reminder For Aviation Professionals To Prioritize Stopping Human Trafficking In Scanning Airport Passengers

  1. DECEMBER 12, 2017

#Eyesopen Should Be Part Of Every Aviation Professional’s Constant Awareness

  1. FEBRUARY 21, 2018


  1. APRIL 22, 2019


  1. FEBRUARY 2, 2020


  1. JUNE 4, 2020

Proof That YOU Can Help Prevent Human Trafficking Somewhere In Aviation

  1. APRIL 6, 2022

DOT And DHS Joint Initiative On Human Trafficking—BLUE LIGHTING

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PLEASE take a minute or two to search your mind and experiences to identify some action that might reduce this traffic to ZERO, it will please Joe.


Trfficking FR notice


The annual[1] Combating Human Trafficking in Transportation Impact Award (the award) seeks to raise awareness among transportation stakeholders about human trafficking and increase training and prevention to combat it. The award is a component of the Department of Transportation (DOT) Transportation Leaders Against Human Trafficking initiative. Additional information regarding the Department’s counter-trafficking activities can be found at​stophumantrafficking.


As many as 25 million men, women, and children are held against their will and trafficked into forced labor and prostitution. Transportation figures prominently in human trafficking enterprises when traffickers move victims, which uniquely positions the industry to combat the crime.


The Combating Human Trafficking in Transportation Impact Award is looking for the best innovators to develop original, impactful, and unique human trafficking tools, initiatives, campaigns, and technologies that can help stop these heinous crimes in the transportation industry.


To be eligible to participate in the Combating Human Trafficking in Transportation Impact Award competition, private entities must be incorporated in and maintain a primary place of business in the United States, and individuals must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States. There is no charge to enter the competition.

The submission period begins on March 22, 2022. Submissions must be sent by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on May 23, 2022


Up to three winning entries are expected to be announced. The first-place winner will receive up to a $50,000 cash prize. A plaque with the first-place winner(s) name and the date of the award will be on display at the U.S. Department of Transportation, and a display copy of the plaque(s) will be sent to the first-place award winner’s headquarters.


(Authority: 15 U.S.C. 3719 (America COMPETES Act).

Issued in Washington, DC, on March 10, 2022.[2]

Carol Annette Petsonk,

Deputy Assistant Secretary, Aviation and International Affairs, U.S. Department of Transportation.

[FR Doc. 2022-05781 Filed 3-21-22; 8:45 am]




[1] First in 2019 established by Sec. Chao;

[2] Refer back to the “masthead of this document which indicates that it was published 5/17/22, but the notice was submitted to the Federal Register March 10, 2022. ODD?

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